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WWII News 1945-02-25 Walter Winchell


Published February 25, 1945


This is a contemporary amateur home recording of a live WWII-era radio news broadcast (see note below). This is the February 25th, 1945 installment of Walter Winchell's program of news and commentary, presented in Winchell's characteristically sensationalist style. Topics covered include the American bombing of the Japanese Imperial Compound, Russian military gains in Germany, and the imposition of curfew in the US. There is a gap near the end of the program where the original recorder skipped a commercial, and there is some fading and speed variation throughout. The only information on the disk label is "Walter Winchell Sunday, Feb 25, 1945".


Source Home recording disk digitized by old78collector
Run time 11:28

Notes

This is a contemporary WWII-era home recording of a live radio broadcast. It is from one of a batch of 40 twelve-inch plastic-on-aluminum "Audiodisc" home recording disks that were salvaged from a garage, still packed in their original wooden crates. These recordings often start and stop abruptly and contain some noise and static, but with digital cleanup most are quite listenable. The only information I have about these recordings is the brief handwritten descriptions on the labels, so sometimes the content is a bit mysterious.

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